List of political parties in Croatia

This article lists political parties in Croatia.

Croatia has a multi-party system with numerous parties that must collaborate to form coalition governments; a party rarely has a chance of gaining power alone. Between January 1990 (when political parties were legalized in Croatia) and May 2022, 391 political parties were registered, out of which 224 have since been struck from the register.[1]

Modern partiesEdit

Political parties with elected representation at the national levelEdit

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology Sabor MEPs Political position European
  Croatian Democratic Union,
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica
HDZ Andrej Plenković Conservatism,
Christian democracy,
Pro-Europeanism
61 / 151
4 / 12
Centre-right EPP
  Social Democratic Party of Croatia,
Socijaldemokratska partija Hrvatske
SDP Peđa Grbin Social democracy,
Progressivism,
Pro-Europeanism
13 / 151
4 / 12
Centre-left PES
  Homeland Movement,
Domovinski pokret
DP Ivan Penava Croatian nationalism,
Right-wing populism,
National conservatism,
Social conservatism,
Conservatism,
Soft Euroscepticism
6 / 151
0 / 12
Right-wing to far-right
The Bridge,
Most
Most Božo Petrov Fiscal conservatism,
Social conservatism,
Economic liberalism,
Soft Euroscepticism
6 / 151
0 / 12
Centre-right
  Croatian Sovereignists,
Hrvatski suverenisti
HS Marijan Pavliček Souverainism,
Croatian nationalism,
Conservatism,
Christian right,
Soft Euroscepticism
4 / 151
1 / 12
Right-wing ECPM, ECR Party
  We Can! – Political Platform,
Možemo! – politička platforma
Možemo! Collective leadership Green politics,
Eco-socialism,
Progressivism
4 / 151
0 / 12
Left-wing
  Independent Democratic Serb Party,
Samostalna demokratska srpska stranka,
Самостална демократска српска странка
SDSS,
СДСС
Milorad Pupovac Serb minority politics,
Social democracy,
Social liberalism,
Anti-nationalism,
Anti-fascism,
Pro-Europeanism
3 / 151
0 / 12
Centre to centre-left
Istrian Democratic Assembly,
Istarski demokratski sabor,
Dieta democratica istriana
IDS,
DDI
Dalibor Paus Istrian regionalism,
Liberalism,
Social liberalism,
Pro-Europeanism
3 / 151
1 / 12
Centre to centre-left ALDE Party
  Croatian Social Liberal Party,
Hrvatska socijalno-liberalna stranka
HSLS Dario Hrebak Conservative liberalism,
Classical liberalism,
Pro-Europeanism
2 / 151
0 / 12
Centre to centre-right ALDE Party
  Croatian Peasant Party,
Hrvatska seljačka stranka
HSS Krešo Beljak Agrarianism,
Social liberalism,
Liberalism,
Green politics,
Republicanism,
Pro-Europeanism
2 / 151
0 / 12
Centre to centre-left
  Centre,
Centar
Centar Ivica Puljak Social liberalism,
Economic liberalism,
Pro-Europeanism
2 / 151
0 / 12
Centre
  Workers' Front,
Radnička fronta
RF Collective leadership Democratic socialism,
Social progressivism,
Labour rights,
Socialist feminism,
Anti-fascism,
Anti-clericalism,
Eco-socialism,
Left-wing populism,
Antimilitarism
1 / 151
0 / 12
Left-wing to far-left PEL
  Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats,
Hrvatska narodna stranka – Liberalni demokrati
HNS-LD Stjepan Čuraj Social liberalism,
Pro-Europeanism
1 / 151
0 / 12
Centre to centre-left ALDE Party
  New Left,
Nova ljevica
NL Ivana Kekin Social democracy,
Democratic socialism,
Progressivism,
Environmentalism,
Anti-fascism
1 / 151
0 / 12
Centre-left to left-wing
Civic Liberal Alliance,
Građansko-liberalni savez
GLAS Anka Mrak-Taritaš Liberalism,
Social liberalism,
Pro-Europeanism
1 / 151
0 / 12
Centre-left ALDE Party
People's Party – Reformists,
Narodna stranka – Reformisti
NS-R Radimir Čačić Liberalism,
Economic liberalism,
Pro-Europeanism
1 / 151
0 / 12
Centre EDP
Bloc for Croatia,
Blok za Hrvatsku
BLOK Zlatko Hasanbegović Croatian nationalism,
Right-wing populism,
Social conservatism
1 / 151
0 / 12
Right-wing to far-right
Croatian Demochristian Party,
Hrvatska demokršćanska stranka
HDS Goran Dodig Christian democracy,
Conservatism
1 / 151
0 / 12
Centre-right to right-wing
Focus on Important,
Fokus na bitno
Fokus Davor Nađi Classical liberalism,
Bright green environmentalism
1 / 151
0 / 12
Centre to centre-right
  Croatian Party of Pensioners,
Hrvatska stranka umirovljenika
HSU Veselko Gabričević Pensioners' interests,
Single-issue politics
1 / 151
0 / 12
Centre to centre-left
Damir Bajs Independent list,
Damir Bajs nezavisna lista
DBNL Damir Bajs
1 / 151
0 / 12
The Key of Croatia,
Ključ Hrvatske
KH Ivan Vilibor Sinčić Populism,
Euroscepticism,
Anti-establishment,
Souverainism,
Protectionism
0 / 151
1 / 12
Syncretic

Political parties with previously elected representation at a national levelEdit

Other partiesEdit

Historical partiesEdit

Note: The Croatian adjective "narodni/a/o" could be translated as "people's" and/or "national", similar adjective "pučki/a/o" signifies "popular" or "people's" (but not "national").

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Popis političkih stranaka u Hrvatskoj" [List of political parties in Croatia]. RTL.hr (in Croatian). 9 January 2022. Retrieved 30 May 2022.